From The Editor
by Terry Moore
Japanese literature has a revered art form known as the haiku. A haiku is a three line poem consisting of only seventeen syllables with the first and third lines always possessing five syllables while the middle has seven. Ideally, a haiku compresses the essence of a subject with wondrous economy and poetry. I've always enjoyed reading them. Recently, via e-mail I received a humorous take-off on this poetic form. It was entitled "Spam Haikus" and they were a hoot. Here's a couple:
In the cool morning
Old man seeks doctor
Well, it got me to thinking that maybe haikus would be an ideal way to look at the pending fields of the two Tour stops here in Michigan in August. I mean, don't you get a little tired of all the wasted verbiage about your favorite PGA and Senior players at the Buick Open and the First of America Classic? Nibbling on some Spam, I sat down next to my serene rock garden and composed some haikus. And to keep you guessing (or reading), the subjects of these cryptic lines aren't revealed until the end.
Won Masters, first try
First of America Classic
Okay, so they're pretty easy, I admit. But this is only your first lesson. Now if you'd like to take out your calligrapher's brush and try your luck, please do. Via e-mail or snail mail send me your very best. I'll try to include them in the next issue. Until then:
Covers game so well
Haiku answers: a) Vijay Singh; b) Buddy Whitten; c) D.A. Weibring; d) Walt Morgan; e) Fuzzy Zoeller; f) Gary Player; g) Brad Faxon; h) Jim Dent; i) Jim Furyk; j) Gil Morgan; k) Justin Leonard; l) Dave Stockton; m) Scott McCarron; n) Chi Chi; o) Tommy Tolles; p) Isao Aoki.
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